Veterans can get help at mobile center in Williston

WHITE RIVER JUNCTION — The South Burlington Vet Center and White River Junction Mobile Vet Center will be at the Home Depot in Williston on Thursday, April 25 from 3-7 p.m. to reach out to veterans in northern Vermont, including Addison County, and to offer information and services.
The Department of Veterans Affairs Mobile Vet Center — known as the “MVC” — is a 35-foot “office on wheels” equipped with satellite communications hosting audio-visual equipment, encrypted phone and fax lines, computers and wireless internet.
VA information and Vet Center services include:
•  Counseling and referral services pertaining to post-traumatic stress.
•  Military sexual trauma counseling.
•  Bereavement counseling.
•  Marriage and family therapy.
•  Resources for suicide intervention.
•  VA benefits to include applying for VA health care.
•  Community referral agencies to assist veterans and family members.
Readjustment Counseling Services are provided for veterans who served in combat as well as for immediate family members.
A VA outreach specialist will also be on site to answer questions. Veterans are encouraged to bring their DD Form 214, “Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty,” to assist VA representatives in determining the eligibility status for VA benefits.
Veterans will have an opportunity to apply for VA health care at the Home Depot event.
For more information on the event, contact John Paradis, VA New England outreach specialist, at 413-387-9966, or Joe Gilmond from the South Burlington Vet Center at 802-862-1806.

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